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Man charged with felony DWI after car breaks down in Brutus

A Hannibal man is facing criminal charges after allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content level twice the legal limit in Brutus, state police said.

Harold W. Hawkins, 46, was charged Dec. 29 with felony driving while intoxicated due to a previous intoxicated driving conviction within the last 10 years, according to a news release. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level greater than .08 percent.

Troopers responded to a disabled vehicle on Stickle Road, and Hawkins was arrested after failing standard sobriety tests, and gave a breath sample of .16 percent — double the legal limit of .08 percent — when he was taken to the Auburn state police barracks, police said.

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